July 23, 2020
Shabbat meals with friends are possibly the social gatherings we have missed most during COVID-19.
June 16, 2020
One of the pleasures of cataloging manuscripts is the rare moment that you find something completely unexpected.
May 28, 2020
A Shir for Shavuot Shavuot is here!
May 11, 2020
At the Klau library we are privileged to have several unique manuscripts for the counting of the Omer, the period of 49 days between Passover and Shavuot.
April 29, 2020
In 1920, the British government decided to transfer administration of Palestine from military to civilian control.
April 02, 2020
What do you think of when you imagine a piece of matzah? For many Jews today, the iconic image of the unleavened bread is square, perforated, and extra crunchy.
March 30, 2020
March 06, 2020
Purim is almost here! In anticipation of the holiday, we are looking this week at lesser-known celebrations of a similar nature, known as “local Purims.”
February 28, 2020
Stuart Nedelman, a local artist, came to visit the Klau Library to look at some books on Judaica artwork which could be incorporated in his paintings and drawings.
February 03, 2020
Tu BiShvat, the new year for trees, is just around the corner! With trees and plants and a hope for spring on our minds, we were reminded of HUC MS 86, a unique and enigmatic work featuring arboreal motifs (and some cute animals).
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